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Video Review #987: HIS HD 4850 512MB TurboX Video Card

The HIS HD 4850 512MB GDDR3 TurboX Video Card's core speed on this product is 685MHz and the 512MB of GDDR3 256 bit memory is 2.2GHz DDR. It comes with 800 stream processing units for vertex, pixel and geometry data, 40 texture units and 16 raster operators. The pixel fill rate is 11GPixels/sec, the texture fillrate is 27.4GTexels/sec, and the memory bandwidth is 70.4GB/s. If your 're in the market for a great video card that won't break the bank and performs very well, has reasonable temperatures and an excellent cooler, this is it! And it rocks in a Crossfire configuration!

Video Review #990: Western Digital RE3 1TB HDD

The Western Digital RAID Edition 3 (RE3) line of 3.5" SATA HDDs are available in capacities ranging from 250GB to 1TB. I'm reviewing the new 1Terabyte model. Western Digital RE3 1TB HDDs interface is SATA 3 Gb/s (Gigabits per second), has a capacity of 1000GBs or 1TB, the average latency of 4.2ms, a rotation speed of 7,200 RPMs, a 32MB buffer size, power consumption is 8.4W while being accessed and 7.8W when idle, the noise level is 28dBA to 33dBA and comes with a 5 year warranty. Watch the video to find out more.

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Video Review #991: Antec Twelve Hundred (1200) Case

The Antec Twelve Hundred (1200) Case is exceptional, right from the outside to the inside. It's the type of case you really want to own because there are so many excellent features. The overall look is really sharpe, especially since the inside of the case is also painted black. There are lots of fans (5x120mm, 1x200mm), drive bays (12) and plenty of room to work. You can't go wrong purchasing this case because it's one of the best. Watch the video to find out more.

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Video Review #688: SilverStone SG01 Evolution SFF Case

The SilverStone SG01 Evolution Small Form Factor Case is one very impressive product. As a matter of fact, it's one of the best SFF cases on the market today. It's all aluminum so it's lightweight, with excellent build quality and design. One limiting factor many SFF cases have is poor air circulation. This is not the situation here due to the number of fans and way they are implemented. The case comes with two 5.25" external drive bays and two 3.5" internal drive bays. They include two 80mm fans but two optional fans can be installed.

Video Review #696: Ultra MicroFly Micro ATX Case

The Ultra MicroFly has all the right features for a small form factor case. There are two external 5.25" and one 3.5 drive bay, two internal drive bays, and a removable motherboard tray. The case is also available in a number of different configurations. You can also get it with or without power supply, or with or without windows. For convenience, there are ports at the front for the mic, headphones, 2 USB ports, and 1 Firewire. It even comes with a handle, something I'd like to see on more of these cases!" Watch the Video to find out more...

Video Review #697: Ultra 1200W 2000VA Backup UPS

An Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) is something many people forget when building a computer system. For most it's not an essential item and the majority opt for just a quality surge protector. That's fine, unless you are concerned about losing data and/or time when there is a power failure. Ultra has a wide range of UPS models. They range from 600 watts to 1200 watts and carry a $125,000 guarantee against damage to your connected equipment. Get backed!" Watch the Video to find out more...

Video Review #698: Cooler Master Mystique 631 Case

The Cooler Master Mystique 631 Case is loaded with excellent features. Features include: light aluminum construction, tooless design for installing drives and cards, two 120mm fans providing excellent air flow, front curved design that looks fantastic, and much more. All this and it's very reasonably priced. It's cool! Watch the Video to find out more...

Video Review #699: Enermax Chakra ATX Case

The Enermax Chakra Case will lift your spirits. At least with a name like chakra, it should! What does chakra mean, you ask? Well, look up chakra at www.thefreedictionar... and you'll get, "One of the seven centers of spiritual energy in the human body according to yoga philosophy". In this case I believe the spiritual energy comes from the massive 250mm fan. This is one of the few cases on the market with a reversible 250mm fan. It's a very welcome addition in today's high-performance computers and it will have no problem keeping everything cool.

Video Review #800: The 800th Video: Bloopers

In the special edition 800th video I'll be looking at all the bloopers from Video Review 697 to 798. This video is around 30 minutes long, so get comfortable and enjoy :) Be sure to let us know which blooper you like the best. Watch the video to find out more.

Video Review #700: The 700th Review: Celebrating over 650 Video Reviews!

After 700 reviews and over 650 video reviews, it's time to reflect. Take a peek through 7 years of Rodney Reynolds Video Reviews. Rodney also explains how he got started doing video reviews and much more. Warning: It will be funny at times, so popcorn is definitely recommended! Watch the Video to find out more...

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Video Review #701: NZXT Precise 650W Power Supply

While the NZXT Precise Power Supply doesn't have modular leads, it has efficient power, is Active PFC, looks great, and has a quiet 120mm fan. It comes with the standard leads, but also has dual PCI-E lends for an NVIDIA SLI or ATI Crossfire setup. It even has 6 fan connectors on three additional leads. Overall, it's a very stable power supply that will satisfy most computer users. Watch the Video to find out more...

Video Review #702: NZXT Lexa & Apollo ATX Cases

Both the Lexa and Apollo cases look great. The Lexa is an all aluminum case with a few plastic parts, and it is extremely light. It weights in at only 13lbs! It has a tool-less design, a large window, & lots of fans and drive bays. This case even comes with a strong case carry harness. The Apollo case is an all steel case, and while it has lots of features, it's not in the same league as the Lexa. The Apollo does have most of the right ingredients for a great product and it's affordable. The Lexa, on the other hand, is a little on the pricey side. But, you get what you pay for.

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